Shia LaBeouf facing disorderly conduct charges

Saturday 28 June 2014 08.11
Mr LaBeouf's hearing was adjourned until 24 July
Mr LaBeouf's hearing was adjourned until 24 July

Actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the 'Transformer' movies and alongside Harrison Ford in 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull', has been arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment at a Broadway theatre.

Mr LaBeouf, 28, did not enter a plea on five charges in the tiny, packed courtroom at Manhattan's Midtown Community Court.

He was arrested on Thursday evening inside New York's Studio 54, where police said he disturbed a performance of the musical 'Cabaret', used obscene language and became belligerent when security guards asked him to leave.

He was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, one count of trespass, one count of criminal trespass and harassment in the second degree.

The hearing was adjourned until 24 July and Mr LaBeouf was released on his own recognizance.

All of the charges are misdemeanours or violations so the actor would face minimal or no jail time if convicted.

Mr LaBeouf made no comment to waiting photographers and reporters as he left the court alone and walked briskly down the street.

The actor's arrest is the latest bizarre behaviour from the former Disney star.

Earlier this year he walked out of a press conference and attended a red carpet premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival to promote the movie 'Nymphomaniac Volume 1' wearing a brown paper bad saying "I Am Not Famous Anymore."

In February he also set up an unusual art installation in Los Angeles called #IAMSORRY in which visitors were asked to select a small item from a group of objects on a table and then were escorted into a room where Mr LaBeouf sat silently wearing a similar brown bag on his head.

He also apologized via Twitter to a graphic novelist whose work he was accused of plagiarizing in his short film 'HowardCantour.com.'

Mr LaBeouf, who was born and raised in California, starred in the popular Disney Channel series 'Even Stevens' in the late 1990s and won an a Daytime Emmy for his role.       

The actor also starred opposite Michael Douglas in 2010's 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' and as a Depression-era bootlegger in the 2012 film 'Lawless.'